| Aug 23, 2014
| 3:38 AM
Thirteen years ago a human skull tumbled out of a load of dirt during a road-widening project in Oak Brook.
That gruesome discovery signaled the start of an odyssey that is finally culminating with the excavation and relocation of the graves of more...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 10:27 AM
Move over, Starbucks. McDonald's is putting its packaged McCafe coffee in grocery stores next year.
With the help of Kraft Foods, the hamburger giant will roll out bags of ground and whole-bean coffee, as well as single-cup pods, to compete with fast-...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Steps from the lobby of the Dr Pepper Snapple Group headquarters, a row of inauspicious Rubbermaid bins holds the crystallized future of the nation's third largest soft drink player.
The tubs contain sugar, the artificial sweetener aspartame and...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 8:28 AM
McDonald's said its July sales slumped 2.5% as the company faces competitive pressures at home and deals with fallout from a food scare in China.
The Oak Brook, Ill., company is struggling to fend off rivals in the U.S. who are luring away diners with...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 3:25 PM
McDonald's Corp. is gearing up to sell chicken and beef in a few Chinese cities again this week after its supplier was accused of selling old meat, but the company said Monday that the food scare is hurting its results across Asia.
| Aug 2, 2014
Online car insurance companies such as Progressive and Geico typically spend significantly less to land new customers than more traditional players such as State Farm and Allstate, a new report from William Blair & Co. says.
On average, insurers that...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 4:03 PM
NEWINGTON — McDonald's isn't loving its tax assessment.
The fast food giant sued the town late last month to lower the assessment on its restaurant at 2355 Berlin Turnpike. The action called the current value "grossly excessive, disproportionate...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 8:45 AM
TreeHouse Foods Inc. said Monday it is buying snack food maker Flagstone Foods for $860 million in cash to expand into healthy foods.
Flagstone makes private-label healthy snacks and is the No. 1 provider of trail mix and dried fruit, TreeHouse said....
| Jul 15, 2014
| 8:27 AM
This is regarding the Village of Elwood and the CenterPoint Intermodal Center.
Since the 1930s, the area surrounding Elwood has historically been a site of high-intensity military manufacturing with heavy rail and truck traffic. At the time that...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 11:54 AM
Chinese officials shut down a U.S.-owned food processor after local media reported that it had been selling expired meat to McDonald's, KFC and other restaurant chains.
China's latest food scandal broke after Dragon TV reported that Shanghai Husi...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 10:05 AM
Starting in May, Commonwealth Edison crews will begin installing wireless meters in several DuPage County communities.
The rollout will affect customers in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Lombard, Warrenville, Oak Brook and West Chicago in the coming months, ComEd...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 6:49 PM
Aditya Badlani, a fifth-grader at Brook Forest Elementary School in Oak Brook who took third place at the Illinois State Geographic Bee at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, has been studying maps since he was a toddler.
"He's my navigation system,"...